Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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Nursing Home Hamburger 1984

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among residents of a nursing home. Eating hamburger served on September 13 at the nursing home was associated with a risk of illness. Anti-diarrheal agents may have increased the risk of morbidity and mortality. At least half of the case-patients had a hemorrhagic colitis.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • September 1984
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Nursing Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 34
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 14
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 4
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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